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AutoFlexed Tesla Model S in ZTS Hypershift

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by FLDarren, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. FLDarren

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    #1 FLDarren, Feb 25, 2016
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    I did a thing...

    I sprayed my car in Autoflex removable coatings and ZTS Hypershift. Looks and feels like paint. There were 4 other TMC members that had the chance to see and feel the car this evening. It is a very hard shift. 9 different colors. Green, teal, blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, blurple and aqua. This is NOT plasti dip. It is completely removable with no ill effect to the clear coat or paint underneath. It can be sanded, buffed, polished and waxed just like real paint. I had a tough time at the car show tonight trying to convince people this is not paint. Enjoy...

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  3. Phil K

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    Very interesting and very nice indeed.
     
  4. Alaron

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    Phenomenal, in person as well as in the pictures!
     
  5. ModelX

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    Beautiful and fun!
     
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    That is freaky. Wild. How long will it last?
     
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    unlike plastidip, autoflex won't get brittle over time, and it's sandable, waxable, and buffable...so I would think it could last several years. I know Darren plans to leave this one on for 2 years, but...we'll see if he makes it that long before he is itching to do another color!
     
  8. FLDarren

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    The company that sells it sprayed multiple panels in Autoflex and left them in full sunlight. Every few months they peel a panel. They just peeled the "one year" panel last week. Perfectly clean peel.
     
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    Looks nice! That said, it's weird that the passenger side has a full chrome delete around the windows, but the driver's side only has it done on the driver's door panel. Intentional?
     
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    I had to do a double take, wow, good eye!
     
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    love the license plate frame!
    and colors! mmmmmm blurple
     
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    The chrome trim around the windows will all be peeled once it cures. He started peeling but the clear coat was stretching, so stopped part way on that driver's side. Good catch!
     
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    Very cool! How does installation work? Professional painter? Do it yourself? I'm also curious about the cost.
     
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    Just don't leave it on for too long, I have an RV that was wrapped for a decade. We were supposed to be able to just peal it off, but it comes off in little flakes, 40 feet of little flakes, even with the release agent I still have adhesive to get off the paint. And it got under everything, so you have to take it off with dental tools in some areas. The guys that did the initial peal tried to accelerate it with heat guns and bubbled the full body paint underneath. Really not sure if this is true for everyone but the image on my wrap transferred into the silver paint. Horror story.

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  16. Btrflyl8e

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    Darren's wasn't a wrap, it was a peelable paint of sorts. We peeled another color he did a while back and it came off just fine. His MC red underneath was flawless. This post from last year was about 4 colors ago for him so no worry about leaving it on too long anyway! It's currently fluorescent yellow but I saw he's getting ready to change it again, if he hasn't already.
     
  17. Randy Spencer

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    My point, don't leave it on long. Just cause it came off after a year doesn't mean you can leave it a long time

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    True, but they are different products. Not sure if the removable coatings (they are sprayed on like paint) age the same as a vinyl wrap. At any rate, I'd probably not risk it on a Tesla, you're right. That is crazy what it did to your RV. A decade is a long time, though!
     
  19. Randy Spencer

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    I don't know, that colored Tesla probably cost a pretty penny, every year you leave it on helps amortize the cost. That may be why people leave them on too long. I spoke to a wrap place who said don't leave them on longer than 5 years, don't know what it should be for Plastidip, I think I read 2 years and it won't come off easily anymore. Don't know about this new product. I have been watching the progress of this DIY paint phenomon at the dipyourcar.com website and YouTube videos. Would be nice to protect the paint and then paint it again a few years later. If it's expensive though I'll not spray it and instead just keep it waxed.

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